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The Solstice Event is live!

The important details:
  • It runs until Tuesday, June 20, 1PM PDT.

  • Increased fire-type and ice-type spawns.

  • Triple XP for catches, throw bonuses, and curve bonuses.

  • Quintuple (!!) XP for egg hatches.

  • Lucky eggs are discounted in the store.

Get out there, trainers! And if you're in the parts of the world that are experiencing hot weather, stay hydrated!
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Date: 2017-06-14 10:59 am (UTC)

kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaberett
>:( it's not been letting me log in since shortly after the event started, AUGH...
Date: 2017-06-14 12:25 pm (UTC)

yuuago: (Pokemon - Blanche - Sparkle)
From: [personal profile] yuuago
Quintuple XP for hatching... omg. *_* Yes, this sounds pretty good to me.

Thanks for the details! <3
Date: 2017-06-14 04:21 pm (UTC)

tyger: Entei, Suicine, and Raioku sprites (pokémon - legendary beasts)
From: [personal profile] tyger
Awwww yis, fire and ice are both super rare around here, this is going to be excellent! >D
Date: 2017-06-14 06:34 pm (UTC)

catness: (catfishbowl)
From: [personal profile] catness
How lucky I've been collecting 10km eggs :) I had 6 of them, just hatched (with the lucky egg). And a good hatch, too - 3 Larvitars (I guess these eggs were from the last event), 1 Chancey, 1 Snorlax. And 1 Mantine, so 5 good mons out of 6.
Date: 2017-06-14 07:35 pm (UTC)

kirin: Kirin Esper from Final Fantasy VI (Default)
From: [personal profile] kirin
Oh geez, I didn't realize the egg hatch bonus was 5x. It's too hot for that much walking! D:

At least there's finally enough Swinubs that I can stockpile candy for Mamoswine in Gen4. And hopefully catch one with actually good stats and level. Also trying to get some more Sneasel candy for its eventual evo, but it's still a bit uncommon.
Date: 2017-06-14 09:19 pm (UTC)

ephemera: celtic knotwork style sitting fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] ephemera
woot! fire types are really under-represented in my local areas, so I'm having *a lot* of fun with them! (I caught a houndour! I've never even seen one or a houndoom before!)

I'm not seeing a lot of ice, though, and was wondering if they were doing something clever with fire in the northern hemisphere, and ice in the south?
Date: 2017-06-15 07:49 pm (UTC)

kirin: Kirin Esper from Final Fantasy VI (Default)
From: [personal profile] kirin
I think it's just that there aren't as many ice types in Gen1/2 as fire. The only not-uncommon things on the ice side of this event (here anyway) are Swinub and Shellder, and the latter only gets ice on evolution. Less common, there's Seel and Sneasel, and evos of the first three, and then Jynx and Lapras which are still pretty dang rare. I think that's about it?

Whereas fire you've got Growlithe, Ponyta, Vulpix, Houndour, Charmander, Cyndaquil, rarely Magmar and Flareon, and all their evolutions.

Too bad the couldn't sneak in the Alola versions of Sandshrew and Vulpix, that'd give us some more ice. ;)

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